Have a Game Plan to Avoid Drunk Driving This Superbowl Sunday
Between the football, commercials and food, gathering with friends or family to watch the Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated and enjoyable Sundays of the year. Yet, it is also one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, which can make driving dangerous, or even deadly.
How Many Americans Drink During Superbowl Sunday?
According to a study, 55% of respondents stated they drank alcohol while watching the big game. In fact, Americans spend a significant amount of money on drinks for Super Bowl parties, according to the breakdown below:
- An estimated 1.3 billion is spent on beer and cider
- An estimated $597 million is spent on wine
- An estimated $503 million is spent on spirits
It’s no wonder that with the increase in drinking, and with many people traveling to watch the game, there is an increased risk of drunk driving accidents.
Drunk Driving By the Numbers
Tragically, drunk driving accidents are far too common, taking the lives of innocent people every day. You may think it won’t ever happen to you, but before you think about getting behind the wheel, below are some startling statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
- Drunk driving is the leading cause of death on the roads
- Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident in the U.S.
- 2 out of 3 people will be impacted by a drunk driving crash in their lifetime
Never Drive Drunk: Have a Game Plan to Get Home Safely
It is crucial to have a gameplan for how to be safe on Superbowl Sunday, and never drink and drive.
1) Arrange a Safe Ride Home
Have a designated, sober driver in your group take you to and from the party. Or use a rideshare service such as Uber.
2) Make Sure Your Guests Don’t Drink & Drive
If you are hosting a party, it is your responsibility to make sure no one drinks and drives. Help arrange a rideshare service for friends and family, or have them stay over until the next morning.
3) Report Drunk Driving
If you see someone on the road who you believe may be under the influence of alcohol, you should call 9-1-1 to provide details and report it. You might save a life.
Have a Safe and Fun Super Bowl Sunday
No one’s life should be taken away by someone’s reckless decision to drink and drive. Don’t be the reason someone’s loved one doesn’t come home.
Before watching the game, make sure to follow the plan and never drink and drive. We hope by being safe, everyone can enjoy the game and time with friends and family.
The Goss Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact The Kansas City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at The Goss Law Firm for a FREE consultation at 816-527-8658. We’re here to listen to your story and help during this difficult time.